EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONFERENCE

29 - 30 January 2018

 12.5 CME Points + 12 UAE MOHAP CPD Credits

Overview

Theme: Practical guidelines for the emergency physician

The 2nd Emergency Medicine conference was an important meeting point for professionals involved in emergency care in pre-hospital and hospital settings who are committed to high quality healthcare delivery with compliance to the latest standards and best practice.

With the goal to deliver on the theme ‘Practical guidelines for the emergency physician’, the programme featured important new research, findings and best practices to improve patient outcomes using case examples and personal accounts of how expert speakers managed unique cases.

Arab Health’s 2nd Emergency Medicine conference was supported by the Emirates Society for Emergency Medicine - ESEM, Doctors without borders (MSF) and the International Committee of the Red Cross – ICRC.

What were the main topics covered?

  • Nightmares in the Emergency Department
  • Pre-hospital Emergency care
  • Toxicology
  • What you won’t find in the Emergency Medicine books
  • Advanced paediatric emergency care
  • Neurology in the Emergency department

Chairperson
Dr Sarah Nooruddin Kazim
, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE, Board Director, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE

Activity Director
Dr Waqaas Ahmad
, Staff Physician, Clinical Decision Unit, Stroke care, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Speaker Faculty

Dr Ives Hubloue, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Dr Michael Abbo, Program Director of EM, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Fatoumah Alabdulrazzaq, Paediatric Emergency Specialist, Clinical Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Dr Thiagarajan Jaiganesh, Consultant, Acting Chair Emergency Department, Tawam Hospital, Assistant Professor, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE


Disclaimer: The UAE has announced that it will introduce VAT on 1 January 2018 at a rate to be determined (currently expected to be 5%).  

Accreditation Statement

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Participants claiming CME credit from this activity may submit the credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for Category 2 credit.

Provided by:


Supported by:


10:05     Opening remarks

Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre, Board Member, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE


SESSION 1: SETTING THE SCENE: FUTURE PRIORITIES FOR EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Moderator: Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre, Board Member, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE

10:10     Keynote address: Future priorities for emergency medicine

Dr Ra’ed Hijazi, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Chairman of Emergency Department, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

10:30     We have a doctor at triage!

Prof Dr Ives Hubloue, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Research Group in Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

10:55     Innovation in the emergency department

Dr Clifford Mann, National Clinical Advisor (A&E), NHS England; GIRFT National Clinical Co-Lead (EM), Immediate Past President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton, UK

11:20   Payment, insurance, and patients’ care

Prof Venkataraman Anantharaman, Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Clinical Professor, National University of Singapore; Adjunct Professor, Duke - NUS Medical School; Chairman, National Resuscitation Council, Singapore, Singapore

11:45   Coffee Break

SESSION 2: NIGHTMARES IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Moderator: Dr Waqaas Ahmad, Consultant, Emergency Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

12:15    I am coughing up blood

Dr Michael Abbo, Clinical Director, Al Qassimi Trauma and Emergency Center, Sharjah, UAE

12:40    The sick and critical child

Dr Marwan Al Raisi, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

13:05    The hypotensive patient who is in heart failure

Assoc Prof Fatimah Lateef, Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director, Clinical Service and Quality, Vice-Chair, Academic Clinical Programme, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education, Singapore General Hospital, Director, Singhealth Duke NUS Institute of Medical Simulation, Director, Institute of Medical Simulation and Education, Singhealth, Singapore City, Singapore

13:30    Lunch Break

 

SESSION 3: PRE-HOSPITAL EMERGENCY CARE

Moderator: Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre, Board Member, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE

15:05    Special address: Emergency and trauma medicine in an urban environment and a case study of the Boston Marathon bombing response

Dr George Velmahos, Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Dr Paul Biddinger, Chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness and Director, Massachusetts General Center for Disaster Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

16:15    Coffee Break

SESSION 4: TOXICOLOGY

Moderator: Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre, Board Member, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE

16:45   ECGs in poisoned patients

Dr Fatoumah Alabdulrazzaq, Paediatric Emergency Specialist, Clinical Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

17:10   Delirium tremens: When to intubate?

Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre, Board Member, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE

17:35   Resuscitative antidotes – what antidotes do we need to stock in the resuscitation room?

Prof Dr Mohamed Yousif Baniyas, Executive Director of Higher Education, Department of Education & Knowledge, Abu Dhabi, Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Consultant Clinical Toxicologist, Tawam Hospital, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

18:00   End of Day One

08:45    Opening remarks

Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre, Board Member, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE

 

SESSION 5: IT IS NOT WRITTEN IN BOOKS!

Moderator: Dr Muhammad Nasaif, Training Consultant, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai, UAE

09:00    You need to take some time off! Burnout!

Dr Ayesha Al Memari, Head of Emergency Department, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

09:25    What happens after graduating from an emergency residency program?                 Career planning

Dr Firas Jaafar Kareem Al Najjar, Consultant of Emergency Medicine, Rashid Hospital Trauma Center; Program Director-Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Dubai Health Authority, Adjunct Associate Professor, Dubai Medical College, Dubai, UAE

09:50   Risk management in the ED

Dr Mazin Gadir, Senior Specialist, The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

10:15    How does our culture affect medical practice in the region?

Dr Muhammad Nasaif, Training Consultant, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai, UAE

10:40    Q&A

10:50    Coffee Break

 

SESSION 6: ADVANCED PAEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE

Moderator: Dr Fatoumah Alabdulrazzaq, Paediatric Emergency Specialist, Clinical Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

11:20    Step by step fever in paediatrics

Dr Thiagarajan Jaiganesh, Consultant, Acting Chair Emergency Department, Programme Director- Emergency Medicine Residency, Tawam Hospital, Assistant Professor, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

11:45   The Smurfs – Congenital heart disease in the emergency department 

Dr Fatoumah Alabdulrazzaq, Paediatric Emergency Specialist, Clinical Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

12:10   Do they really need that CT? Paediatric head trauma 

Dr Marwan Al Raisi, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

12:35    Q&A

12:45    Lunch Break

 

SESSION 7: NEUROLOGY IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Moderator: Dr Waqaas Ahmad, Consultant, Emergency Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:15   Subarachnoid haemorrhage – do all patients need lumbar puncture? When to stop?

Dr Waqaas Ahmad, Consultant, Emergency Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

14:40    Pre-treatment in intracranial haemorrhage

Dr Mahmoud Al Jufaili, Consultant Emergency Physician and Sports Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Chairman, Oman Sports Medicine Committee, Muscat, Oman

15:05    Subtle presentations for neurological emrgencies!

15:30    Q&A

15:40    Coffee Break

 

SESSION 8: IMPORTANT UPDATES IN EMERGENCY MEDICINE

Moderator: Dr Waqaas Ahmad, Consultant, Emergency Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

16:10    Mechanical CPR - right time, right place, right way

Prof Venkataraman Anantharaman, Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Clinical Professor, National University of Singapore; Adjunct Professor, Duke - NUS Medical School; Chairman, National Resuscitation Council, Singapore, Singapore

16:35   Dislocations – Challenges and pitfalls

Dr Mahmoud Al Jufaili, Consultant Emergency Physician and Sports Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Chairman, Oman Sports Medicine Committee, Muscat, Oman

17:00  The importance of field medical data gathering during humanitarian disasters

Prof Dr Ives Hubloue, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Research Group in Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

17:25   Interactive Discussion and Q&A

18:00   End of Conference

Activity Director:

Dr Waqaas Ahmad, Consultant, Emergency Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Conference Chair:

Dr Sara Kazim, Consultant Emergency Medicine and Toxicology, Rashid Hospital Trauma Centre, Board Member, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine, Dubai, UAE

 

SPEAKER FACULTY:

Dr Abubaker Al Madani, Consultant Neurologist, Rashid Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Dr Ayesha Al Memari, Head of Emergency Department, Al Mafraq Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Clifford Mann, National Clinical Advisor (A&E), NHS England; GIRFT National Clinical Co-Lead (EM), Immediate Past President, Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Taunton & Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, Taunton, UK

Assoc Prof Fatimah Lateef, Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Director, Clinical Service and Quality, Vice-Chair, Academic Clinical Programme, Director of Undergraduate Training and Education, Singapore General Hospital, Director, Singhealth Duke NUS Institute of Medical Simulation, Director, Institute of Medical Simulation and Education, Singhealth, Singapore City, Singapore

Dr Fatoumah Alabdulrazzaq, Paediatric Emergency Specialist, Clinical Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, Amiri Hospital, Kuwait City, Kuwait

Dr Firas Jaafar Kareem Al Najjar, Consultant of Emergency Medicine, Rashid Hospital Trauma Center; Program Director-Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Dubai Health Authority; Adjunct Associate Professor, Dubai Medical College, Dubai, UAE

Dr George Velmahos, Chief of Trauma, Emergency Surgery and Surgical Critical Care, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Prof Dr Ives Hubloue, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine and Research Group in Emergency and Disaster Medicine, Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

Dr Mahmoud Al Jufaili, Consultant Emergency Physician and Sports Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Chairman, Oman Sports Medicine Committee, Muscat, Oman

Dr Marwan Al Raisi, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Sultan Qaboos University Hospital, Muscat, Oman

Dr Mazin Gadir, Senior Specialist, The Executive Office for Organizational Transformation, Dubai Health Authority, Dubai, UAE

Prof Dr Mohamed Yousif Baniyas, Executive Director of Higher Education, Department of Education & Knowledge, Abu Dhabi, Professor of Pharmacology & Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, UAE University, Consultant Clinical Toxicologist, Tawam Hospital, SEHA, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Muhammad Nasaif, Training Consultant, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Dubai, UAE

Dr Paul Biddinger, Chief, Division of Emergency Preparedness and Director, Massachusetts General Center for Disaster Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Dr Ra’ed Hijazi, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Chairman of Emergency Department, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Sabrina Berdouk, Consultant Emergency Medicine, Al Qassimi Trauma and Emergency Centre, Sharjah, UAE

Dr Saleh Fares, Consultant of Emergency Medicine, EMS and Disaster Medicine, President, Emirates Society of Emergency Medicine (ESEM), Chair, Abu Dhabi Trauma System Initiative, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr Thiagarajan Jaiganesh, Consultant, Acting Chair Emergency Department, Programme Director- Emergency Medicine Residency, Tawam Hospital, Assistant Professor, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Prof Venkataraman Anantharaman, Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Clinical Professor, National University of Singapore; Adjunct Professor, Duke - NUS Medical School; Chairman, National Resuscitation Council, Singapore, Singapore